Singapore hosts world’s first 3-D film festival

Mumbai: Singapore has been named the host city of the world’s first fully 3-D based film and entertainment technology festival that will take place 19-23 November.

The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) will host the festival officially named 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival. 3D Partners’ Jim Chabin will serve as 3DX executive producer of the five-day event. The festival is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

MDA chief executive officer Dr. Christopher Chia said, "The development of a world class 3-D festival in Singapore highlighting the creative talent and technology in 3-D film underlines Singapore’s commitment to play an active role in expanding the boundaries of 3-D entertainment. 3DX will provide a world stage and convergence point for filmmakers and technology companies to showcase their works for trade and consumer audiences. It will also provide industry players the opportunity to generate discussions on the latest trends and developments in 3-D."

In highlighting what will be an international selection of films and
properties for 3DX, the first two films chosen for the festival are Fly Me to the Moon, an animated family film from Belgium’s n Wave Pictures, featuring characters voiced by Kelly Ripa, Nicollette Sheridan, Tim Curry and Ed Begley Jr., and Journey to the Center of the Earth, a live action adventure from New Line Cinema and Walden Media, starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Anita Briem.

The current list of 3DX organizations and media sponsors includes the
Motion Picture Association (MPA), NBC Universal TV Asia, Star TV India and
Star Movies.

Other Singapore Government agencies backing 3DX are the Singapore
Economic Development Board and Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

"We are honored that Singapore is the host destination for the first-ever 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival. The event will augment our position as a thought leader in the media, design and content development cluster, as we continue to work with partners such as Media Development Authority to establish related business events that can bring synergistic value to this key economic cluster in Singapore and the thriving global media industry. Hosting festivals such as 3DX will elevate our status as an exchange capital and help cement Singapore’s standing as one of the pioneers in embracing and supporting 3D technology and film production in the world," said Business Travel assistant chief
executive Aloysius Arlando.

Highlights of the 3DX festival will include screenings of invited 3-D films from participating media organizations and partners, forums featuring guest speakers, directors, 3-D pioneers, visionaries and catalysts, red carpet reception and event gala celebration along with special entertainment based events for the public.

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